babies should not have to work around anyone's schedule!
But patient would be 33 weeks when she added pts name
When I moved out of state in 93 , I went from county L & D, to an private facilty that had an induction wailing list that had anywhere from 50 to 75 names on it. 90 % were for reasons like; patients mother is from out of state & has to leave , or a certain doc would put down LGA or possibly of shoulder
40 weeks or longer. Some babies are not ready at 40 weeks.
Keep this pledge going!
I went to 43 weeks with my firstborn. Totally worth it!
so difficulft for many women intimidated by professionals. The last birth I attend was of a lady that was told that she had to be induced because the placenta was bad! She gave birth with 41 weeks beautifully at home.
I know, Mary Zwart, I know... The psychological terrorism of a bad placenta, of the insufficient amniotic fluid, of a too big baby... Poor women...
I was told all those things except the too big of baby part, they were telling me my baby could lose weight in utero! I did lots of my own research so I called B.S. on all their pressure techniques, but the Dr's manner made the last 12 days (post date) incredibly stressful which is not what a mama needs before birth.
40, or 41, or 42, or 43, or more... don't presume all babies take the same time to be ready. I have had three baby girls, all at different gestations of their OWN choosing and timing. One at 42, one at 41+5 and one at 42+2. Good friend of mine only just had her babe this month, at 45 weeks!
I went to 43+1
My older son was born at 42 weeks..... he took his time being born.....I made sure that the birth was his own, not the Dr. nurses or hospital schedule.... I'm happy that I did.
We are not microwave ovens! Your body and your baby know when it's time for birth.
LOL.. what? we don't go beep?